|I guess you're talking about 98 and not windows 7? There's a lot of possibilities for that error:|
I even found some references that correcting the date in cmos/bios setup sometimes fixes it, although I've never personally found that a wrong date can cause that error.
Can you boot to safe mode using the F8 boot menu? If so, uninstall the existing software you don't need. Run a malware scan using something like malwarebytes: Download the free version here:
I believe that'll work with 98. If the problem is software related that might fix it.
The ideal solution would be to format and reinstall 98 but you'd need the cd, or at least the setup files (sometimes they're left on the hard drive).to to that.
Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat